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Rosalind Flynn

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By Rosalind Flynn

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    • Beatrix's Comedic Monologue from "Promedy" Created: Monday, February 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      From a new play, "Promedy" by Wade Bradford, this monologue is delivered by the normally bookish Beatrix Holiday, the 17-year old president of the student body. After her ex-friend cancels the pro...
    • 'Trifles' by Susan Glaspell - Plot and Character Analysis Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      An analysis of the plot and characters of "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell. Written in 1916, Susan Glaspell’s one-act play is loosely based on an actual murder which she covered as a young reporter.
    • How To Cry - An Actor's Guide to Crying and Tears Created: Friday, October 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to cry on cue. Tricks actors use to produce tears. There are different ways to cry while on stage or in a film. Learn different crying techniques.
    • Free One Act Plays Created: Monday, February 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Attention Drama teachers, directors and theater students! Looking for royalty-free One Act plays, scenes, comedies, and dramas? This annotated list will steer you towards that perfect play for you...
    • How to Memorize Lines Created: Friday, February 22, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      How do those actors and actresses memorize hundreds of lines? How does someone learn all of those fancy Shakespearean lines in Hamlet? Memorizing lines takes practice and constant repetition. Ho...
    • Drama Activities for the Classroom Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A list of theatre activities, for drama teachers, theater students, acting troupes, summer camp programs, or party-goers." itemprop="description">>
    • Stage Directions - Stage Left, Stage Right, Upstage and Downstage Created: Friday, November 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      How do you tell the difference between stage right and stage left? Upstage and downstage? Here is a handy diagram that clearly details the different stage directions.
    • Comedic Female Monologue from "CSI Neverland" Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      This original comedic female monologue from the play "CSI Neverland" may be used by students, actors, directors for educational or professional purposes." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Top 10 Plays for Theater Newcomers Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      New to theater? If you only see ten plays in your entire life, follow this list and you'll be a culturally and artistically well-rounded theater-goer.
    • Les Miserables - Historical Background Created: Friday, December 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      An overview of the historical context of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," exploring both the novel and the musical." itemprop="description">> Sunday, September 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A quick, humorous plot summary of Oedipus the King ( or Oedipus Rex) by the best playwright of anceint Greece, Sophocles." itemprop="description">>
    • Theatre and Drama Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Theatre and Drama: These terms are frequently used interchangeably, but there can be some distinctions between the two terms.
    • The Emperor Jones Created: Thursday, October 07, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Although it generally not considered the best play by Eugene O'Neill, The Emperor Jones is perhaps his most controversial and cutting-edge.
    • A Doll's House: Plot Summary Created: Sunday, October 28, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is a three act play about a seemingly typical housewife who becomes disillusioned and dissatisfied with her condescending husband." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • The American Dream in "Death of a Salesman" Created: Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      An analysis of the themes in "Death of a Salesman." How does Arthur Miller portray the American Dream in "Death of a Salesman"?" itemprop="description">
    • The Top 5 Plays of George Bernard Shaw Created: Monday, April 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      George Bernard Shaw began writing plays in the late 1800s. Many consider Shaw’s body of work to be second only to Shakespeare. Shaw possesses a deep love of language, high comedy, and social...
    • Audition Tips Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Learn how to put your best foot forward at auditions.
    • Storytelling Improv Games Created: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      A collection of improvisation activities and theater games involving storytelling.
    • The Crucible - A Challenging Masterpiece Created: Thursday, October 18, 2007 Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014
      Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" remains his most difficult play to convincingly produce. One wrong choice from a director, one wrong tone from a performer, and the play will elicit laughter instead...
    • Comedic Female Monologues Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      Each of these comedic female monologues may be used by students, actors, and directors for educational and theatrical purposes.
    • "Amadeus" by Peter Shaffer Created: Friday, October 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      Overview and character analysis of "Amadeus" by Peter Shaffer - a drama that tried to answer the question: How did Mozart die?
    • The Phantom of the Opera Created: Saturday, January 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      Why do audiences love the Phantom of the Opera? Do you know how many performances of Phantom of the Opera there have been? It is currently the the longest running show on Broadway. Find out why fans have adored "The Phantom of the Opera" for over two decades.
    • Top 5 Plays of Tennessee Williams Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      An annotated list of the top five plays by Tennessee Williams.
    • "All in the Timing" Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      All in the Timing is a collection of one act plays by David Ives, including such comedies as "Sure Thing," "Words, Words, Words," and "Variations on the Death of Trotsky"
    • The Marriage Proposal Created: Friday, April 26, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      A plot summary and character guide to Anton Chekhov's one act play, "The Marriage Proposal."
    • "A Raisin in the Sun" - Act Two, Scene Two - Plot Summary and Study Guide Created: Friday, July 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      A Raisin in the Sun - Act Two, Scene Two Plot Summary and Study Guide to Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun." In this scene, Beneatha Younger decides that George is not the right guy for her. And Walter Lee rebounds from his self-loathing when Mama Younger gives him money to invest.
    • "Ruined" Character Analysis of Mama Nadi Created: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      A character analysis of Mama Nadi from "Ruined" by Lynn Nottage. "Ruined" is a play based upon dozens of refugee women shared their stories of pain and survival. The women recounted unimaginable suffering and nightmarish acts of violence and rape. After gathering hours upon hours of interview material, playwright Lynn Nottage created a play that incorporates the heart-wrenching narratives of the women she met in Africa. The result is a play called "Ruined."
    • Mother Character Monologue: Amanda Wingfield from The Glass Menagerie Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      Monologue from Amanda Wingfield, the mother character in Tennessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie."
    • "Ghosts" Character Analysis - Mrs. Helene Alving Created: Sunday, November 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      Mrs. Alving, the female lead from "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen, is desures to be a strong role model for her son. Discover more about the play's themes and her character in this "Ghosts" study guide.
    • Suspense Thrillers Created: Friday, August 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      Five of the best on-stage thrillers. Unlike mysteries in which the audience searches for clues to figure out “whodunit,” thrillers let viewers know who the bad guys are in advance. Then, the audience spends the rest of the play on the edge of their proverbial seats, who will win: the evil doer or the innocent victim?
    • "The Glass Menagerie" Character / Plot Summary Created: Friday, February 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      An insightful summary of the plot and characters of Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" -- Learn about the social context, themes, and major events within this quietly intense drama.
    • Plot Summary of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" - Act Two Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      Act Two of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" Synopsis - Plot Summary of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." A sad Post-World War II story about the Kellers, a seemingly “All American” family.

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